Design Museum Collection for iPad App
The Design Museum launches its first iPad Collection App featuring 59 objects form the Design Museum collection. The App is a free download which explores key moments in design history through the extensive Design Museum Collection, classic pieces featured include: The Angelpoise Lamp, The Dyson Vacuum, The Thonet Chair, The Face Magazine, The British Telephone Box, The Vespa and The Kindle, a recent addition to the Collection.
The App includes video commentary from Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum Director, and Helen Charmen, Design Museum Head of Learning. Stephen Bayley - Design Museum Founding Director has also written an observation on each item. The App includes short films, images and stories about each object, enabling users to explore each design by material, date, manufacturer, designer and colour.
The Design Museum has showcased and celebrated design innovation for 22 years and this app, supported in part by donations from visitors, is a new way to explore the museum’s collection. With a global digital audience in excess of three million visitors a year including over 500,000 Twitter followers and 150,000 Facebook fans the museum is offering new ways to engage its global audience with design.
The Design Museum is building its Collection ahead of its move to new premises at the former Commonwealth Institute in West London in 2014. The App will develop in line with the collection and build to become a unique design resource.
• iPad launch date: 28 March 2012
• iPhone launch date: May 2012
• Android launch date: June 2012
The Design Museum would like to thank the developers twentysix, film makers Dezeen and Alice Masters, author Stephen Bayley and all those who made contributions to the app. The Design Museum would also like to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for their generous support.